The master suite, main bedroom, master bedroom – no matter what you call it, it’s the number one room in the house you’d want to retreat to after a long, hectic day. Depending on how you decorate it, it may even influence your mood and how well you rest!
If you’re interested in sprucing up your master bedroom, this article will show you how to optimize both its appearance and practicality. Here are quick and simple changes you can make to turn your room into a mini sanctuary.
1. Make Your Bed The Centerpiece
In the master bedroom, the bed isn’t meant to be downsized or pushed to the side. It’s intended to be front and center of this spacious room. Be bold and unapologetic about it by making a statement both in style and comfort. Not only does it have to look cozy, but it should also be your ultimate source of a good night’s sleep.
According to The Sleep Doctor, your mattress should address your resting needs, as well as support your spine’s natural curve. Consider your favorite sleeping position and your preferred mattress firmness, and make it a priority to replace your old bed if it’s older than 7 to 10 years.
2. A Stylish Headboard is a Good Investment
If you are going to make your bedroom the centerpiece of your bedroom, you need to find ways to increase the appeal it has. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is by investing in a unique and eye-catching headboard. The headboard you choose should match the existing decor you have in place.
Before buying a new headboard, you also need to assess the quality. Paying a bit more for a headboard that is made from higher quality materials will be worth it considering how long it will last. If you are having a custom headboard constructed, take a few measurements to ensure the builder has the information they need to bring your vision to life.
3. Make Use Of Corners
Don’t let the corners of your master bedroom become dumping grounds for dirty laundry or random items. Make intentional use of that space by occupying it for practical reasons such as storage or decoration. Here are some examples of what you can add to that area of your room for more style or practicality.
- Tall indoor plants
- Nightstands on either side of the bed
- A cozy chair that matches the other furniture
- A floor lamp for a minimalist but distinct look
If you have a hobby or prized possession, you can squeeze a quiet nook, vanity, or shelf in that area as part of a display. If there’s limited space, or you want to keep it minimalist, you can prop a single item like a guitar stand or stool as part of the charm. If all else fails, empty corners will make your room appear bigger.
4. Stick To A Color Scheme
Going overboard on colors can make your room appear disorganized while keeping everything the same tone can make it appear bland or lifeless. Another easy tip to help you find balance is by sticking to a palette of two or three for your walls, floor treatments, furniture, and other design factors in your room.
5. Add Wall Art
While the master bedroom may be the last place in the house to be decorated, this gives it the chance to be the best-dressed room of all. Artwork, framed pictures, or mirrors can be placed strategically to occupy empty walls and spaces above furniture. Here are a few common elements you can incorporate here and how it affects the overall style.
Possibly one of the easiest to work with, mirrors have the purpose of reflecting us, as well as bouncing light where it pleases. Decorate your room with one large one or a set of three small ones along the wall to add dimension. If you want to make a room appear brighter and more spacious, place it facing the window for maximum effect.
7. Framed Pictures Or Art
Pictures can be used to evoke symmetry, draw attention, and complement or contrast the interior design of your room. If you want to be creative, you can arrange them in a different format, or split a single image into separate parts to make it more interesting.
8. Wall Mounts
If you have a collection or hobby that never made it to your living room, your master bedroom is your safe space to showcase your interests. Use wall mounts to hang 3D art, put up innovative shelving, or even create a convenient place to hang up items like musical instruments.
9. Consider The Rule of Threes
Not sure where to draw the line when it comes to decorating your main bedroom? Find the perfect balance through a technique called the Rule of Three.
In interior design, the Rule of Three is a design principle which balances out three elements in an area. This method can be applied to a wall (ex: mirror, flower vase, and a jewelry box), or the room has a whole (ex: bed, dresser, and a floor lamp).
While your wall or bedroom doesn’t have to be barren aside from the Rule of Three, it helps to have three focal points of interest.
10. Don’t Forget Window Treatments
Curtains, blinds, or drapes aren’t just for privacy and lighting. They set the mood and help regulate the temperature of your room.
Choose and layer your window treatments according to how much light, warmth, and simplicity you want to add to your windows. Elongate them and the walls by pacing your treatments higher than the sill, but let them almost touch the floor.
Having a large, beautiful master bedroom is the finishing touch to a home, and it should be decorated as such. Rearranging furniture, garnishing walls, or working with colors and light can breathe new life into your bedroom. Use these tips to enhance the look and feel of your room, and you’ll be surprised how better you’ll rest after a long day.